Month: February 2014

PBT’s “Contempt” Petition In SC Brings New Laws Allowing “Non-advocates” To Represent Victims of “Medical Negligence” In Consumer Courts

A major victory for all consumers and victims of “medical negligence” was achieved today (Feb. 24) in the Supreme Court as the “Contempt” petition filed by PBT against National Consumer Forum (NCDRC) was disposed of by the division bench of Justices Mr. T.S. Thakur and Mr. C. Nagappan (SC Contempt Petition No. 158/2002; People for …

License of New Jersey Doctor Revoked for Performing Surgery Without “Proper Training”

In a remarkable demonstration of intolerance against medical negligence, New Jersey medical board (akin to state medical council in India) has unanimously decided to revoke the medical registration of an anesthetist, Dr. Richard Kaul, for doing surgery without proper education and training as reported in British Medical Journal (BMJ 2014, vol. 348).  The New Jersey …

Justice At Last: National Consumer Commission (NCDRC) Awards Over Rs. 5 Crore Compensation For Negligent Death Based On Apex Court Verdict In Anuradha Saha Death Case

A hugely benevolent and direct effect of the historic judgment passed last October by Supreme Court awarding over Rs. 11.5 crore against several senior doctors and AMRI Hospital in Kolkata for Anuradha Saha’s death from “medical negligence” has been reflected in a big way for the first time as the National Consumer Disputes Redressal Commission …

Honest Health Secretary Transferred Allegedly To Make Easy Return Of Disgraced Dr. Ketan Desai Back To MCI: PBT Sends Urgent Appeal Seeking Prime Minister’s Intervention

In yet another blatant move by the dubious central health ministry, Mr. Keshav Desiraju, a well-known and upright Secretary in the health department was transferred by the health minister.  The question is “why”?  When the entire healthcare system is reeling under allegations of wide-spread incompetence and corruption with public discontent growing day by day, why …

Apex Court Directs AMRI Hospital To Pay Rs. 2 Crore By February 6 And Rest Within 2 Months

Order passed on 30th January, 2014 by Supreme Court division bench of Justice Mr. C.K. Prasad and Justice Mr. V. Gopala Gowda in the historic “medical negligence” case for the wrongful death of Anuradha Saha was posted in SC website today (attached below).  According to this order, Kolkata-based AMRI Hospital must pay Rs. 2 crore …